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Stories from Seymour Duncan - First Pickup Repair

Seymour Duncan tells the story of the turn of events that led to his first pickup repair... the rest is history! For more information: Seymour Duncan



Seymour Duncan tells the story of the turn of events that led to his first pickup repair... the rest is history!

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Seymour Duncan

While Annie Clark was named the 26th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone in 2023, she couldn’t care less about impressing an athletic stamp on either her sound or her image.


Photo by Alex Da Corte

On her eighth studio release, the electroacoustic art-rock guitarist and producer animates an extension of the strange and singular voice she’s been honing since her debut in 2007.

“Did you grow up Unitarian?” Annie Clark asks me. We’re sitting in a control room at Electric Lady Studios in New York’s West Village, and I’ve just explained my personal belief system to her, to see if Clark, aka St. Vincent, might relate and return the favor. After all, does she not possess a kind of sainthood worth inquiring about?

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The latest generation of Boss’ flagship digital amp is out to snatch the tones-per-dollar title belt.

Exceptional sounds throughout. Great high-gain tones. Off-the-charts value.

A built-in tuner would have been a nice touch.

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Boss Katana Artist Gen 3, $599,
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Boss’ Katana digital amps are among the most successful amplifiers of all time. They’ve sold over a million units since the first one appeared in 2016. But that’s hardly surprising given the wealth of sounds most Katanas put on offer, their abundance of features, and almost unrivaled bang for the buck.

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“Bill Bass” Nelson’s playing on Fred Wesley’s Say Blow by Blow Backwards is distinct from that of his other P-Funk bassmates.

When columnist Bill Leigh played bass behind trombonist Fred Wesley, he got an up-close look at how P-Funk bassists helped define a sound.

Most of us are continually working to broaden our bass skills, from fretboard familiarity and technical mastery to specific musical competencies, like bass-line construction and development, walking, and soloing. Along the way, we may try to incorporate the tone and techniques of specific bassists into our playing, sometimes while learning their parts from songs they played on.

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Brian May is the Most Interesting Guitarist In the World
Brian May is the Most Interesting Guitarist in the World

Whether you’ve been listening to Queen since they released their self-titled debut in 1973 or you first heard them in Wayne’s World, we can all surely agree that Brian May is a guitarist you should know about. His leads are melodic and singable, and his overdubbed guitar choirs are unparalleled. Is he also one of the smartest guitarists around? (He’s also an astrophysicist on the side!) Jason shares his Rig Rundown story, and guitarist Nathaniel Murphy calls in with an appreciation.

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